|“I cannot develop you; I can create conditions in which you can develop yourself”. “Re-member yourself”
The Five Obligations (five strivings for daily effort)
2) Find your place in the scheme.
3) Develop yourself.
4) Help others to develop.
5) Pay back.
Bennet knew him and wrote a biography…also said of Gurdjieff:
Set up his ‘Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man‘ in Fontainebleau-Avon.
- (For more on this idea, see Joesph Campbell and Jung’s collective unconscious…)
– The Gurdjieff ideas are a pattern of thinking — a great thinking-machine. – The Gurdjieff technique for this development is a unique activity and has not been presented in any literature, science or teaching in the way it was presented by him.
The Gurdjieff Method: A method of Conscious Effort and Voluntary Suffering against INERTIA and REPITITION.
– …the source of Gurdjieff’s doctrine goes back to the Gnostics.”
– Our subconscious brain should be our conscious brain. Everything that has happened to us in life is there, penned up in the cerebellum, escaping only in sleep, traces, etc.
“To see is passive. To LOOK is active”.
“He who goes slow goes far.”
“Paradox is present in all great truths”.
“Live a life of friction. Let yourself be disturbed as much as possible, but observe.”
– We waste our lives in associations, cheifly associations of words. Think at night of your words. Our words our aped.”
– Man is a biological product of theree inter-acting centres –physical, emotional, mental. We are in a state of arrested development beacause our mental and emotional centres are not developed.
– “One must learn from one who knows.”
– …Knowledge cannot come to people without effort on their part.
– When you went to Gurdjieff to study, only one demand was made on you—that you work